Central Michigan outlasts South Florida 59-56

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP)—Robbie Harman had 14 points and Jordan Bitzer added 12 points as Central Michigan topped South Florida 59-56 on Sunday.

Chris Kellermann added 10 points for the Chippewas (4-5), who won despite shooting just 37 percent (20-for-54).

The Bulls shot 38.3 percent (18-for-47).

Dominique Jones led the Bulls (7-2) with 24 points and Chris Howard added 13 points. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Bulls.

With less than 30 seconds left in the game, a Jones pass was mishandled by Mike Mercer, giving the Chippewas the ball with 16 seconds on the clock. Amir Rashid made two free throws to give the Chippewas their final margin. Shaun Noriega and Jones both missed 3s in the final 7 seconds for the Bulls.

South Florida was without leading scorer Augustus Gilchrist (18.8 points per game), who is out with a right ankle injury until late January.

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 Cent. Michigan
Chris Kellermann Chris Kellermann
4-12,  10 Pts
9 Rebs, 1 Assists
 South Florida
Dominique Jones Dominique Jones
7-18,  24 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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